Zvezda 1/72 German Pak 36 37mm Anti-tank Gun

KIT #: 6114
PRICE: $4.95 SRP
DECALS: None supplied
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken


The Pak 36 (Panzerabwehrkanone 36) was a German anti-tank gun that fired a 3.7 cm calibre shell. It was developed in 1936 by Rheinmetall and first appeared in combat that year during the Spanish Civil War. It formed the basis for many other nations' anti-tank guns during the first years of World War II. The Kw. K. 36 L/45 was the same gun but was used as the main armament on several tanks, most notably the early models of the Panzer III. It was employed by Finnish troops during World War II, notably during the Defense of Suomussalmi.

It was quickly realized that this gun was far too small to be of any real use against modern enemy tanks and thereafter used only in desperation or against softer targets.

This is another of Zvezda's war gaming kits and this time it is a 1/72 kit, which seems to be the standard they are using for artillery. Like others in this series, it is light on parts and includes a base and a pair of figures for manning the gun. In addition, there is an ID flag that fits into the base.  As with others in this series, there is a movement card.

Instructions are provided and there is some painting information on the back of the box, which basically shows several views of a completed kit. As with many of these items, there are no decals. I should also note that these are snap kits. No need for glue, and while the parts are rather small, it should make an acceptable kit for the youngsters in the house.


This kit is part of a number specially done for Zvezda's 'Art of Tactic' game system. It should make into a very nice and quickly built model in its own right and is really perfect for new modelers thanks to its snap construction.

August 2011

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